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John L. Balderston

John L. Balderston



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Also Known As: Died: March 4, 1954
Born: October 22, 1889 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...


Writer (feature film)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
A Native''''s adopted son falls for the British officer''''s daughter he''''s assigned to protect during the French and Indian War.
Dracula (1979) as Play As Source Material
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy's solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence.
Red Planet Mars (1952) as Screenwriter
Radio broadcasts reveal Mars to be a source of religious inspiration.
Gaslight (1944) as Screenwriter
A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Screenwriter
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Screenwriter
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Victory (1941) as Screenwriter
Smilin' Through (1941) as Screenwriter
An embittered man threatens the love life of his niece, who's a dead ringer for his lost fiancee.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Screenwriter
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
Little Old New York (1940) as Story
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) as Screenwriter
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Romance and Riches (1937) as Screenwriter
Ernest Bliss is a rich young man with too little to do. Not realizing the depression he's in is due to boredom, Ernest consults a doctor. Sir James Aldroyd gives Ernest a prescription that he doesn't think Ernest can fill: Ernest must earn his own living for one year using none of his current wealth. Ernest bets him 50,000 English pounds that he can.
Beloved Enemy (1936) as Screenwriter
During an Irish uprising, a rebel leader and a British noblewoman fall in love.
The Man Who Lived Again (1936) as Story and adpt
Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable...
The Last of the Mohicans (1936) as Adaptation
A frontier scout rescues the daughters of a British colonial commander from renegades.
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Trmt
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Screenwriter
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Contr to dial
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Adaptation
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
Peter Ibbetson (1935) as Contr to trmt
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, but Peter is sentenced to life in prison for an accidental killing. Mary comes to him in dreams and they are able to live out their romance in a dream world.
Mad Love (1935) as Screenwriter
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) as Screenwriter
An opium addict''''s obsession with a young girl leads to murder.
Berkeley Square (1933) as Screenwriter
Leslie Howards time-travels between 1784 and 1933 London in this fantasy romance.
The Mummy (1932) as Screenwriter
An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.

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